Over 20 years as corporate manager in financial printing; 5+ designing and delivering corporate training programs; 8 years teaching science to seriously at-risk students; 7 years teaching middle school science; 20+ years co-owner of private preschool/kindergarten; Presenter at National, State and Local conferences & workshops; Published author, cartoonist; Successful writer for a number of grants
First and foremost, I establish a classroom culture that fosters respect, high expectations, collaboration and perseverance. I treat each student as a unique individual and try to assist them along their own personal road to discovery. My classroom tends to be active, noisy and sometimes messy, but also extremely organized. Risk-taking and mistakes are celebrated as opportunities for real learning to take place.
Timberland Educator Excellence Award - 2007 NH Middle School of the Year - 2006
University of New Hampshire Hartford Art School, BFA 1976 Antioch University New England, MEd in Integrated Learning 2004 NH Math/Science Partnership 2005-2008
Presenter at National and State Conferences. Author: In the Roundest of Places, One Teacher's Journey, available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.